"Time is short, and unless the few of us who know the truth stand united, there is no hope for any of us."
- Albus Dumbledore
Harry tells his story to Dumbledore and Sirius, then is turned over to Madam Pomfrey. Meanwhile, Fudge allows a Dementor to Kiss Crouch. Fudge argues with Dumbledore about what has happened, refusing to believe Voldemort is back, refusing to take measures against him. Dumbledore dispatches those loyal to him on various errands.
Calendar and Dates
This chapter takes place immediately after end of the preceding chapter.
Interesting facts and notes
"You are to alert Remus Lupin, Arabella Figg,
This last person is of course none other than Mrs. Figg, Harry's cat-obsessed neighbour on Privet Drive.
Mundungus Fletcher - the old crowd."
The mention of Mundungus Fletcher as part of the "old crowd" suggests that he was part of the Order of the Phoenix in the last war, but Moody did not mention him in his reminiscences about the photograph of the old Order (OP9).
Exceptional character moments
Fudge, refusing to believe that Voldemort had returned because he preferred to choose the course of action that was easy rather than that which was right.